Saturday 11th August- to Lawn Hill via Gregory Downs
Wild Carol does Australia
John and Fiona Fraser
Sat 11 Aug 2018 11:00
We drove south from Tirranna to Gregory Downs, a tiny outback crossroads place with a pub with a diesel pump, a tiny store/coffee shack and generous provision of public toilets complete with showers. The kind of place where everyone stops, so we did too. We filled up with diesel at the pub where a girl with a broad scouser accent switched on the pump. When I went to pay she’d been replaced by a bloke with an equally broad scouse accent. ‘Aw, that’s me missus’ he told me when I commented on the concentration of people from Liverpool in such a tiny place. ‘We’re just backpackers, here for six months for the busy season. This is our second year here. The pub is packed at the weekends with all the guys from the cattle stations around here.’
He told us about a nice camping spot by the river which we explored before heading west again towards Lawn Hill Gorge.
We’ve been seeing a few more kangaroos here...
but mostly we see lots of these.
The public loos/showers at Gregory Downs
A typical road train - we see 3/4 of these most days
The pub, with diesel pump
Free camping spot by the river, but not for us this time